Converting political promises into meaningful reality

Dear Editor: The third Congressional District of West Virginia comprises some of the greatest coal producing counties in the country, if not the world. In West Virginia, live the men and women who go in the mines that produce that coal. Families depend on those who toil in those mines for their livelihoods. These men and women who work these mines are More...

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By Mountain Messenger On Monday, April 25th, 2016

In support of Michael Burke

Dear Greenbrier County voters: In 1991, several people were hired to work the new reappraisal program of all real estate in Greenbrier Co. Just happened to work out that Michael Burke, the current Assessor of Greenbrier More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Thank you to WV lawmakers who voted against Senate Bill 596

Dear Editor: A bipartisan majority in the West Virginia Senate struck down Senate Bill 596, vote 23 to 11. Bill 596 was requested by the natural gas industry in an attempt to circumvent an August 2015 ruling in More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Attention: Greenbrier Co. voters

Dear Voters: I, Joyce Crane Burke, am writing to encourage voters in Greenbrier County to vote for Michael W. Burke, Democratic candidate for Greenbrier County Assessor. Many of you will recognize me as the daughter More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Response to Atwell letter

Dear Editor: Response to the Christine Atwell letter. In my letter on Feb. 27 I did what I think was a fair comparison of what we the people have been handed to deal with as far as our Democrat and Republican parties, More...

By Mountain Messenger On Monday, March 14th, 2016

Personal problem on the front page

Dear Editor: I was sorry to see your front page article on Brad Tuckwiller. Sorry that you chose to make someone’s personal problem front page fodder and that you chose to make this relevant to his bid for Commissioner. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Response to Livesay letter

Dear Editor: This is in response to James G. Livesay’s letter to the editor that appeared in the Feb. 27, 2016 paper. Apparently he either doesn’t keep well informed or has a poor memory. He claims Donald Trump More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Buck birthplace seeks funds

Dear Editor: The Board of Directors of the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation (PSBBF) seeks funding to complete the restoration of windows in the Stulting House, historic birthplace of the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Both parties have failed us

Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Greg Zafros and Christopher J. Regan, the Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of WV. Recently I have read letters written by both of these people in the Mountain Messenger. More...

By Mountain Messenger On Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Crowd description not accurate Dear Editor: I appreciate the coverage of the February 1st Lewisburg City Council meeting, which told people how to find the proposed ordinance and how it is being misrepresented. More...